LibriVox recording of Poems, by Wilfred Owen. Read by volunteer readers. A collection of poems by the English war poet and soldier of the First World War, Wilfred Owen. Owen is regarded by historians as the leading poet of the First World War, known for his war poetry on the horrors of trench and gas warfare. It stood in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written earlier by war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Only five of Owen's... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, poetry, WWI, war poetry Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James. Read by Rob James 'The Beast in the Jungle' is a 1903 novella by Henry James, first published as part of the collection, The Better Sort. Almost universally considered one of James' finest short narratives, this story treats appropriately universal themes: loneliness, fate, love and death. The parable of John Marcher and his peculiar destiny has spoken to many readers who have speculated on the worth and meaning of human... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: LibiVox, Audiobook, American Literature Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Light on Life’s Difficulties by James Allen. Read in English by Andrea Fiore. When a man enters a dark room he is not sure of his movements, he cannot see objects around him, or properly locate them, and is liable to hurt himself by coming into sudden contact with them. But let a light be introduced, and immediately all confusion disappears. Every object is seen, and there is no danger of being hurt. To the majority, life is such a dark room, and their frequent... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, New Thought, heaven, love, sin, mind, thought, wisdom, metaphysics, Ego, Law,...
LibriVox recording of Hero and Leander, by Christopher Marlowe. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. Two young people, the epitome of young masculine and feminine beauty, fall in love at first sight, but their union is forbidden by the tyranny of their guardians and of geography itself, for they live on opposite sides of the Hellespont. To enjoy one night of love, Leander dares to swim this formidable strait, unluckily meeting the god Neptune along the way. Unaware of the resentment he has aroused by... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, epyllion, love, homoerotica, burlesque, heroic verse, tragicomedy, unfinished Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Paradise Lost by John Milton. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland. As Vergil had surpassed Homer by adapting the epic form to celebrate the origin of the author’s nation, Milton developed it yet further to recount the origin of the human race itself and, in particular, the origin of and the remedy for evil; this is what he refers to as “things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.” After a statement of its purpose, the poem plunges, like its epic predecessors, into... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, philosophy, Christianity, biblical
LibriVox recording of The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland Spenser planned a 24-book romance-epic consisting of two parts, of which he completed half of the first. The first twelve books were to illustrate the development of virtues within the individual soul, and the second twelve were to depict the application of these moral virtues to remedying evils that afflict the world. Each of the first set of quests was to begin at the court of the Fairy Queen,... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, satire, literature, poetry, politics, philosophy, religion, psychology,...
LibriVox recording of Somehow Good by William Frend De Morgan. Read in English by Helen Taylor A mysterious man arrives in London and, in a freak accident, gets electrocuted on an underground train and loses his memory. A young lady called Sally Nightingale feels responsible, and brings him home to her mother. But in a strange twist of fate it transpires that her mother is the man's ex wife, whom he divorced twenty years earlier in unhappy circumstances. The old attraction is there, but what... ( 7 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks
LibriVox recording of Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens. Read by Mil Nicholson Charles Dickens the author of Dombey and Son, originally wrote the book in installments which were published from October 1846 to April 1848 under the title Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. The story centers around Paul Dombey, the stern owner of the Firm. He is totally immersed in having his newly born son continue the business, and entirely neglects his daughter... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: dickens, literature, books, free, public, audio, reading Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text